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2 Gglesburg Register-Moil, Galesburg, Friday, Oct. 18, 1963 Commission Deadlocked On House Reapportionment SPRINGFIELD, 111. (AP) Republicans and Democrats are locked In efforts to redistrict the Illinois House. The stalemate developed suddenly Thursday when Democrats on the reapportionment commission startled Republican members by proposing 23 districts for Chicago, the same number it had before the 1960 census. "That's reaching way out into left field," snapped Fred C. Gurley of Chicago, spokesman for the five GOP commissioners. Later, the Republicans sent a telegram to Gov. Otto Kerner saying if Democrats adhere to their stand, "A crisis will develop during your absence from the country." "We deem it our duty now to advise you of this prospect and our position," the telegram added Kerner is scheduled to leave from Washington D.C. tonight Kerner Silent WASHINGTON (AP) - Gov Otto Kerner of Illinois is leaving all matters pertaining to legisla tive redistricting in his state to a special legislative committee named to handle that issue, a spokesman said Thursday night. He said Kerner would have no comment on a telegram sent to him by Republican legislative leaders charging that Illinois Democrats' redistricting proposals are "flagrantly unconstitu tional." on a 21-day trade mission trip to Germany, France and England. The telegram termed the Democratic proposal "flagrant ly unconstitutional." Republicans stuck by their position that Chicago should have only 21 districts because of population shifts, and that the growing Cook County suburban area should be increased from seven to nine districts. Each district elects three representatives. Deadline Dec. 14 .If the deadlock is not broken by Dec. 14, the commission wttl go out of existence and the 177 House seats would be decided on a statewide basis in the 1964 election. Gurley said although the ne gotiations were stalled by the Democratic map, both sides will meet again next week in Springfield. George Dunne of Chicago, for­ mer legislative leader who offered the Democratic plan, indicated his group was willing to talk compromise and might settle for 22 districts. But. the Republicans showed no sign they would agree to anything but a 21 district map. The 10 - member commission was organized, as required under the constitution, after Gov. Otto Kerner vetoed a Republican plan approved by the legislature. The veto is being challenged in the Illinois Supreme Court. A vote of seven of the 10 commissioners is necessary for agreement on reapportionment. Dunne's proposal calls for seven districts in the Cook County area outside Chicago and 29 downstate, in addition to 23 for Chicago. It would leave Bank Named Administrator Of Estate DRS. CROWELL and REED 612 Bondi Building Office Now Open also on WEDNESDAY 2 to 5 P.M. First Galesburg Bank and Trust Co., today was appointed administrator to collect and preserve the assets of the Clara Beacham Swanson estate, it was announced by Judge Daniel J. Roberts. Following a hearing Sept. 17 in Knox County Court, Atty. Lawrence Stickell was removed as executor of the estate and directed to make a final report in 10 days. This report has not been filed, court officials said. The judge said the bank would serve until the appointment of an administrator with will annexed, which will be upon petition by one of the estate heirs. An administrator with will annexed, the judge explained, is guided by the provisions in the will, while an administrator of an estate in which there was no will is governed by the laws of the state in carrying out his duties. List $93,387 Assets An, estate report ftted ; «in court here July 29 listed assets of $93,387.46 on deposit in the Little Fort Bank and Trust Co. This deposit, according to later testimony in court, consisted of two cashier's checks, $48,000 and $45,000, payable to the estate and drawn on the Byers State Bank, Byers, Colo., along with Stickell's personal check for $387.46, payable to David Anderson of Waukegan, who at that time was Stickell's attorney. Payment of the two cashier's checks was refused by the Colorado bank as "not negoti- (Continued on page 19) the numerical division of districts as they existed prior to the 1960 census. Senate Remap? Republicans said if this idea were followed, voters in the suburban area would be disenfranchised because their districts would far surpass the population of many Chicago districts. In offering the Democratic version, Dunne injected state Senate representation into House remapping. Senate districts are frozen on an area basis and are not involved in reapportionment. Dunne said Chicago contains 35 per cent of the state's population and therefore should receive the same percentage of legislative districts if it is to have "adequate representation" in the General Assembly. Chicago now has 18 Senate districts, or 31 per cent of the total districts. Dunne termed this unfair and said it could be balanced by giving Chicago 23 House districts. He also argued the constitution is flexible and does not demand that districts be close to 170,867 population, as Republicans insist. The figure is obtained in dividing the state's total population by 59 districts. Dunne said he was relying on an interpretation by Rubin Cohn, Univeristy of Illinois law professor, that districts can vary up to four-fifths of the population standard, as his map proposed. This would mean a district could be as low as 137,000 population. For the first time since it began meeting two months ago, the commission opened its session to newsmen. The open-door policy was limited, howev<v, to the discussion on the Chicago map. Coal Mining In County Increases Coal production in Knox County was up some 100,000 tons last month compared to September 1962.' Three mines were worked in the county during September, and they produced 177,059 tons A year ago only one mine was being operated, and it produced 76,104 tons. September produc tion was also up about 20,000 tons over August's operations. Three mines in August produced 157,119 tons. In surrounding counties during the past month, eight mines in Fulton County produced 476,909 tons, one in Henry County produced 9,485 tons and one in Mercer County accounted for 4,748 tons. Total production from 90 Illinois mines amounted to 4,341,504 tons, compared to 3,825,235 tons mined in September 1962, and 4,405,889 in August. Williamson County led the state with 523,190 tons. Fifty strip mines accounted for just.over half of the total production, with 2,321,851 tons, and 40 underground mines produced 2,019,653 tons. Two fatalities were recorded during the month in mining operations, one of them in Fulton County. The victim was Richard Maserati of Wyoming who was fatally injured while attempting to clear a tipple at the Little Sister Mine near St. David. The other fatality was Leo C. O'Brien of Stonefort. Farmers Find Yard Littered With Pigs BRIMFIELD, 111. (AP) - Dr. and Mrs. Thomas House were more than mildly startled when they awakened today and found their yard crammed with uninvited guests. "There were pigs everywhere," Mrs. House said. "More than a hundred of them." Mrs. House called the Peoria County police. They soon determined the porkers had broken out of a pen on the nearby farm of Harold Gilles. Mr. Gilles came and rounded up his pigs. Judge Sets Stiff Terms Of Probation Knox County is out-of-bounds for a defendant who was granted probation for five years by Judge Keith Scott Thursday afternoon in circuit court. Among the terms of probation for Ed- Ward W. Dugan, 27, who was charged with taking indecent liberties with minor children, was a stipulation that he is neither to reside in or visit in Knox County without consent of the probation officer. Additionally, the probation terms stipulate that Dugan is not to visit or stay with his foster parents, and is not to take any job where he will come in contact with any youngster under the age of 16. He is not to own or operate a motor vehicle and is not to have a driver's license without express permission of the court. A probation officer, to whom he is to report regularly in the area in which he resides, will be chosen by the court. He is not to associate with any person who is on probation or parole or who has been in trouble, and is to pay court costs within six months. The charge was filed against Dugan in March 1962, immediately after which a petition was filed to have him adjudged a sexually dangerous person. This finding was made and he was committed to Menard Penitentiary. At a court hearing here, Sept. 26, it was ruled he had recovered and an order for his release from Menard was signed by the judge. Dugan then appeared on the original charge, entered a plea of guilty and requested probation. His request was referred to Lloyd Herbener, probation officer, whose report Thursday recommended that probation be granted. In his September court appearance, Dugan indicated he planned to return to Chicago, where he previously had employment. Probation Revoked Herbener also filed a supplemental report, recommending revocation of probation previously granted for five years to George E. Sandman Jr., 25. The defendant requested a hearing on this report and it was set for Oct. 24 at 2 p.m. Sandman was placed on probation Sept. 13, 1962, following his conviction Aug. 21 on a child abandonment charge. The probation officer's report related that Sandman was held in contempt of court last April 25, and sentenced to 90 days at the Illinois State Farm at Vandalia. Herbener also reported that on Sept. 28, Sandman, another adult male and two minor female children went to a dance at Monmouth College and later they went to a Gulfport tavern. The girls were returned to their homes at 4:15 a.m., and this involved a charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor female child, the report stated. Under terms of his probation, Sandman was to be off the streets and home at 9:30 p.m. THEY FACE MOVING PROBLEM—Jan and Jerry Jackson were struggling down the street Thursday night with this huge pumpkin when Register-Mail photographer Dale Humph* rey spotted them. Neither one could lift it to carry, and no wagon was available; thus, Jan wheeled the bicycle and Jerry balanced the huge jack-o-lantern-to-be on the carrier, once again proving if there's a will there's a way. The pumpkin measured Vk feet through the center. The "movers" are the children of Mrs. Zelma D. Jackson, 1059 McClure St. con- The Weather Kay to Pd«« i Waathar Btrlpa Brown—Storm Vallow—Fait Had—Warm Blua—Cold MUMS All the Fall Color, 50c and 75c per doz. Nicely Arranged Vases. Reasonably Priced. Cho$. S. Griffin Ph. 343-9976 919 Brown Ave. NORTHERN ILLINOIS: Partly cloudy, continued mi'-d tonight and Saturday with scattered thundershowers likely in east portion tonight ending early Saturday. Lows tonight 56-61, highs Saturday 76-81. IOWA: Partly cloudy tonight and east portion on Saturday. Generally fair west Saturday, Scattered showers and thunderstorms east tonight. Little wanner west and north Saturday. Low tonight 45-50 northwest to 50s southeast. High Saturday 70s east to near 80 west. CHICAGO AND VICINITY: Cloudy with showers or thundershowers likely tonight, lows around 60. Becoming partly cloudy Saturday, not much change in temperature. Highs in upper 70s. Southerly wins 8-15 m.p.h. tonight becoming southwesterly 8-15 m.p.h. Saturday. Partly sunny continued mild Sunday. GALESBURG AND VICINITY: Partly cloudy and continued mild tonight and Saturday. Lows tonight 56-61. Highs Saturday 76-81. Illinois 5-Day Extended Forecast NORTHERN ILLINOIS: Temperatures will average 10-15 degrees above normal. Normal highs, 59-66. Normal lows, 38-44. Only minor day-to-day temperature changes. Precipitation, one-tenth to one- filth of an inch. Showers are most likely Saturday and again next week. LOCAL WEATHER Noon temperature, 66; morning's low, 61. Sky mostly cloudy, wind out of the south-southwest. (Thursday's maximum, 72; midnight, 64.) Sun rose today at 7:13 a. m., sets at 6:18 p. m. Humiditv. 91%. RIVER STAGES St. Louis—0.7 rise 0.5. Beardstown—9.8 no change. Havana—Missing. Peoria—11.5 fall 0.1. Keokuk—Missing. Davenport—3.0 fall 0.1. Burlington—7.3 rise 0.2. New Motel Proposal Reported Negotiations are being ducted by a Galesburg property owner and representatives of a company which is planning to build a downtown motel, it was learned today. If an agreement is reached, the motel will be built at 260 W. Main St. on a lot owned by M. J. Somerville and rented to the Continental Baking Co. Somerville, who resides at 1195 N. Cedar St., said today the project is still in the negotiation stage "but a decision one way or the other has to be reached by Nov. 1." The proposed 40-unit motel would be affiliated with a national chain which operates without cocktail lounges, it was reported. A real estate representative of the firm who visited Galesburg recently told city of ficials that if a decision is reached on a motel here, it will not have a cocktail lounge. The representative is from Engle wood, N. J., but the name of the chain was not disclosed. Peck's Plans Unchanged Meanwhile Paul Peck, who has proposed construction of a 76- unit motel at the Galesburg Club site, reported today that he still hopes to go ahead with his plans. Peck has said that he would not build a motel unless he is assured of a liquor license for the establishment. So far he has been unable to secure the necessary assent of frontage owners as required by law. Peck is now attempting to secure the assent of owners of two thirds of frontage on Ferris Street. He asserted today that "there is plenty of room for two new motels in Galesburg, even if they both are in the downtown area." Peck added that according to information he has received, the motel chain interested in building here is called Imperial 400. Although the financially pressed Galesburg Club continues to operate (without food service), its owners have put the property up for sale. KNOX COUNTY TB SANITARIUM Office How Located in COUNTY COURT HOUSE Bwemeut Level 343-3121. Ext. 23} Anderson Is Macomb Speaker Ray Anderson, Republican representative in the 50th District, was the speaker Tuesday night at a meeting of the Macomb Business and Professional Women's Club. The Galesburg legislator spoke to the group concerning the Springfield scene. He included in his talk a review of legislative bills of the 73rd General Assembly, especially those which pertained to women. Anderson was introduced to the gathering of 150 by Mrs. Lyle Robbins, Macomb BPW president. Phone Group Holds Parley In Galesburg Directors of the Illinois Telephone Association looked over the new facilities at Intra State Telephone Co. today as part of a one-day meeting in Galesburg at the Holiday Inn. Ray Alter, general manager of Intra State and a member of the association's board of directors, was the host for the quarterly event. The group represents every telephone company in the state, which number more than 100. Attending the gathering were Donald F. Anderson of Geneseo, president of the association; W. M. Briggs, Bloomington; Robert P. Reuss, Springfield; Roland Schmidt, St. Jacob; Walter G. Wright, Bloomington; Arthur P. Murray, Sycamore; K. L. Schroeder, Freeport; O. M. Westrup, Mattoon; Martin Wandrey, Des Plaines; Larry Ewers, Morrison, and Russell Logue, Casey. Ben V. Boynton of Springfield, general counsel for the association, and John F. Tharp, executive secretary, also attended the meeting. Three members of the 15-man board were absent. Knox Library Reports Adding 595 New Books With an addition of 595 volumes during the summer, total volumes in the Knox College Library now number 104,358. Warren Morris, librarian, said today among limited editions added were "The Confessions of St. Augustine," "Rights of Man" by Thomas Paine, and "The Living Talmud" by Aboth. Included in the additions were 130 books for social science, 84 for pure and applied sciences, 39 for philosophy and psychology, 78 for the language department and 26 on music. New Law Requires Registration for School Election Residents of School District 205 must be registered In order to vote in the Nov. 2 election on a proposal to increase the educational tax rate from $1.25 to $1.3? per $100 assessed valuation. A law signed by Gov. Kerner in August requires that all Illinois residents must now be registered to vote in a general election before they can vote in a school election. Voters in school elections previously were not required to register. David Read, assistant superintendent in charge of finance for District 205, today explained that those persons residing within Galesburg, who are not registered may do so at the Election Commission office in City Hall anytime prior to time they vote! Those living outside the city limits may register at their county courthouse. The district includes parts of Knox and Warren Counties. Read said there was nothing in the statute to indicate how many days before an election a person must register. Absentee voters living in Galesburg may register at the Election Commission office, and those outside the city in their county courthouse, he said. The procedure for absentee voting will remain about the same, he added. Qualifications to be a legal voter in a school election are the same as for a general election. • In addition to being required to be registered, a person must be a citizen of the U.S., above the age of 21, must have resided in the state for one year, in the county 90 days and in the school district 30 days immediately preceding the school election. C. D. McConchie, chief clerk of the Galesburg Election Commission, stated today that there are 16,849 persons eligible to vote in the City of Galesburg as of Sept. 26. This, he said, is 819 less than were eligible for the April election of this year, just six months ago. He stated that 774 persons were removed from files because of leaving the city or moving from one address to another within the city without changing their registration. Files contain the names of more than 1,300 persons who have moved, but have not changed their address, he said. They are not registered voters and cannot legally vote in the upcoming school election unless they are properly registered, he explained. Read said that he expected some 18,000 persons in the district are eligible to vote. McConchie pointed out that persons who have married and changed their names must be registered. Since some persons may find it impossible to get Into the election office during regular hours during the short time between now and Nov. 2, the office will be open extra hours, he said. During the week, the office will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p .m. and on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 8 a .m. to noon. On election day, the office will be open from 8 a .m. to 5 p.m. The polls will be open Saturday, Nov. 2. from 12 noon until 7 p.m. Auto Driver Charged in County Court Carl L. Johnson, 44, of Pekin, who thought he was outside Pekin, was charged today in Knox County Court with operating a motor vehicle while his license was suspended and illegal transportation of liquor. Judge Daniel J. Roberts sent him to the county jail awaiting arrangements on posting a bond. His case was continued to Oct. 24. Trooper Mac Miller reported he found Johnson asleep in his car parked on the shoulder along U.S. 150 in the vicinity of the Rio tracks of the Burlington Railroad. Johnson was said to have told the trooper he had been looking for his wife in Moline and had been drinking all day. Johnson was reported to have stated repeatedly that he had been "rolled" and for this reason did not have his driver's license when asked to display it. He drove his car to a motel in a satisfactory manner, the trooper said. As he later checked on the driver's license, Miller was advised from Springfield that the license was suspended April 25 under the Financial Responsibility Act and was still under suspension. Miller then obtained a warrant in the court of D. Paul Nolan, police magistrate, and arrested Johnson at the motel. The (Continued on page 19) NOW OPEN THE EVERGREENS 1188 W. Main St.. Galesburg, 111. A State Licensed iheltei care home for ambulatory men and women. Reasonable rates, good care, well balanced meals. For appointment phone 342-3241. Mrs. Grace E. Zugg, operator. kaV &Th& Wffiui eato\ uiati Birth Record Born at Cottage Hospital to: Mr. and Mrs. Dale F. Collis, Galva, a boy today at 5:35 a. m. Born at St. Mary's Hospital to: Mr. and Mrs. Frank Zagar Jr., 1147 Garden Lane, a boy Thursday at 1:04 p. m. Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Robbins, Victoria, a girl Thursday at 8:53 p. m. READ THE WANT ADS! UNCIE HARRY SAYS You can smother an argument by keeping your mouth shut. GO WEST An Adventure In Good Eating SUNDAY ROAST LOIN OF PORK Sage Dressing, Apple Sauce CHOICE OF SALADS $ 1.20 Includes: Whipped or au gratia potatoes, buttered carrots, bot rolls and butter, coffee, tea or milk, dessert. Children's Portions Available OPEN SUNDAY 8 to 6 TWIN CHEFS RESTAURANT 10t E. Main St. GIANT 4 INCH G010R CHIPS assure you of perfect color harmony These new chips are five.times larger. They make it easier than ever to get the right paint colors. On the back side, they carry information which assures you of perfect color harmony with your room fabrics and floor coverings. 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